May 14th, 2021
Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney was removed from her leadership position as the number three House Republican on Wednesday for criticizing former President Trump's ongoing lies about the 2020 election. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler spoke with Republicans across the state on how they feel about Cheney and her future.
The pandemic delayed weddings, concerts and plenty of other life events. But for many, it also delayed justice. The Mountain West News Bureau's Madelyn Beck looked into courtroom delays during the pandemic.
After finally passing the Wyoming House of Representatives this year, a legislative committee has set the stage for Medicaid expansion to be debated during an upcoming special session of the legislature. Stefan Johannsen is the Deputy Director of the state Department of Health explains why after seven years the issue has some momentum.
Wyoming is famous for its wind. And a new urgency to address climate change has ramped up the number of wind projects moving in. But that's spelled more conflicts as communities are split over whether to approve them. Wyoming Public Radio's Melodie Edwards reports.
The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team has changed a data point in their calculations for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear population. This one adjustment shows how past population estimates on the number of grizzlies have been very conservative. Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska asked study team leader Frank Van Manen why make this change now.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people started working from home. Some scientists who study plant fossils used that time away from the office to their advantage. Wyoming Public Radio's Ashley Piccone reports that it helped them learn new tools to discover some really old leaves.
As more people across the world are getting vaccinated, talks of 'returning to normal' are growing. This can look like attending concerts with friends to gatherings with family for holidays like Easter. But this depiction of normalcy isn't the same for everybody. Wyoming Public Radio's Naina Rao reports how one family is trying to return to their normal, under incredibly challenging circumstances.
Captain Benjamin Bonneville's Wyoming Expedition: The Lost 1833 Report has been published by Arcadia and the History Press. The book examines the details revealed in the historic document. Grady Kirkpatrick spoke with author Jett Conner.